Commonwealth Corporation is in the skills building business

About Us

Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 through the merger of two Massachusetts nonprofit organizations: the Industrial Service Program and the Bay State Skills Corporation. The agency is responsible for administering and delivering a wide range of publicly and privately funded programs. CommCorp is governed by a 19-member board of directors that includes leaders from the private sector, organized labor, academia, and government.

As a nationally recognized leader in building industry sector partnerships that address the skill needs of specific employers in an industry, we create new or expanded capacity in education and training programs for demand occupations. We are committed to ensuring that Massachusetts businesses have access to a pipeline of highly skilled workers and that youth and adults in Massachusetts have pathways to good jobs in the knowledge economy.

Our Mission

Commonwealth Corporation fosters workforce equity in Massachusetts by delivering innovative and collaborative professional development solutions that help diverse communities and employers succeed.

Our Vision

A world where meaningful employment can lead to upward mobility for all.

About Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

EOLWD oversees the Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Department of Career Services, the Department of Labor Standards, the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Department of Labor Relations, and the Commonwealth Corporation.

Financial Statements

The audited financial statements include an unmodified opinion and represent accurately the fiscal year activity of Commonwealth Corporation.

Our Values

Development

CommCorp believes in empowering life-long learners by investing in our people and fostering a culture of growth, both personally and professionally

Collaboration

In partnership with our community, our grantees, and our partners, we seek to be proactive in seeking feedback and responding to the needs of those we serve.

Equity

As a group, we are committed to making informed decisions that ensure equitable treatment, access, forward progress, and advancement for all, while identifying and removing the barriers that have hampered the full participation of some groups.

Balance

In all aspects of our business, professional and personal, we strive to create balance. This includes the ability to adapt throughout daily activities in order to support productivity and creativity in order to enhance mental health, peace, and happiness.

Integrity

Keeping transparency and ethical standards a priority is an essential part of our identity, one that enables us to be trusted by our colleagues and constituents alike.

Accountability

In our role as stewards of public and philanthropic resources, it is our responsibility to improve our workforce by managing resources effectively, pivoting with the times, and implementing data-driven solutions.

Meet The Executive Leadership Team

Christine Abrams

President & CEO

Kataney Couamin Prior

‪Vice President, Programs

Theresa Rowland

Senior Vice President, Programming

Yashu Kauffman

Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Meet the Staff

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Job Title

Department

Email

Niles Lo

YouthWorks and Signal Success Intern
YouthWorks Internal

Kai Ogenah

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Jeffrey Smith

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Thomas Howard

Research and Policy Intern
Research & Evaluation

Iris Wang

Program Operation Intern (Hybrid)
Operations

Betty Lo

Budget and Reporting Analyst
Finance

Brian Hedberg

General Leger Accountant
Finance

Kevin Dong

Budget and Reporting Analyst
Finance

Shaylan Hill

Research and Policy Intern
Research & Evaluation

Linh Quan

Research and Policy Intern
Research & Evaluation

Meet Board of Directors

Rosalin Acosta

Secretary
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Oswald Mondejar

President
Mucho Gusto, Inc.

Micheal Kennealy

Secretary
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

Sherman Carter

Chief Financial Officer
EL Education, Inc.

Camilo Cobos

Vice President, Human Resources Pharma Services Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Leslie Gould

Executive Director
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce

Enna Jimenez

Head of Quality, Senior Director
IDEMIA

Anthony Pini

Legislative Political Director
Massachusetts Laborers District Council

Charles Acellam Ocitti

Chief Financial Officer
Daily Table

Jean-Phillip Brignol

Assistant Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Mark D. Fuller

Undersecretary of Business Growth
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Mary Jo Meisner

President
MJM Advisory Services LLC

Darla Pares DeGrace

Executive Director, Head of Diversity Talent Acquisition
Morgan Stanley

Elizabeth Bennett, Designee

Associate Commissioner
College, Career & Technical Education

James Peyser, Designee

Secretary
Executive Office of Education

Erin Quinn

Assoc. Commissioner of Employment and Training Programs
Department of Transitional Assistance

Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2023

January 19, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

April 20, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

August 3, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

October 19, 2023
12-1:30pm
Hybrid with Zoom

Building Skills for a Strong Economy

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Job Growth by Fiscal Year for Grantees That Completed WTFP Grants in FY '21
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Massachusetts Workers Served in 2021

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 


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